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Anupama Das, Speaker at Dermatology Conferences
KPC Medical College and Hospital, India
Title : Blaschkolinear dermatoses : a potpourri


Linear lesions are fairly common in our daily practice. However, the appearance of these lesions can vary, thus complicating the diagnosis. They act as diagnostic clues to many dermatological conditions, therefore, the importance of meticulous examination in clinical dermatology cannot be overemphasized. We conducted an institution-based, cross-sectional, descriptive study of 281 consecutive patients with linear lesions attending dermatology clinics. MedCalc software (V11.6) was used for statistical analysis. We came across numerous cases of linear lichen planus, lichen striatus, incontinentia pigmentii etc., and noticed an interesting pattern (to be discussed in the presentation). Apart from the common cases, there was a wide gamut of rare conditions (e.g. angiokeratoma circumscriptum naeviforme, porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct naevus, Blaschko-linear syringocystadenoma papilliferum, progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentation, unilateral naevoid acanthosis nigricans, fixed drug eruption, discoid lupus erythematosus). Therefore, linearity of a lesion can spark the synaptic flashpoint for the diagnosis of numerous conditions, provided we are aware of the same (common or uncommon).


Dr Anupam Das has done his MBBS and MD from the oldest medical school in Asia (Medical College and Hospital Kolkata). He is a Gold Medalist in the postgraduate final examination 2015. He has more than 310 publications to his credit, and serving many journals as an editorial board member (Associate Editor, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology; Section Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology; Deputy Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology and Pigment International). He was an invited speaker in WCD Milan, 2019 on “Future of leprosy”, and he is a recipient of numerous national and international scholarships.